The Heroines

Waymuth Wollner Brown

is honored with a Brick from Kent and Sheri Brown and Marlene and Skip Turner.

It has been said that the best description of Waymuth Wollner Brown comes from a Latin phrase: Suaviter in modo, Fortiter in re. "Gentle in manner, resolute in execution."

As a loving wife, mother and daughter of Swedish heritage, Waymuth has spent her years as a true lady who has demonstrated loyalty, devotion and service to her family, church, community, and fraternity.

Waymuth Katherine Wollner was born December 11, 1926 in Wakeeny, Kansas, the only child of Pearl Marie and Morgan Francis Wollner. The family moved to Wichita during her school years, where she attended and graduated from Wichita East High School in 1944.

She went on to attend Wichita State University from 1944-46, where she met and married Clyde William Brown on June 29, 1946. While at WSU, Waymuth joined Alpha Tau Sigma Sorority, which in 1958 became Delta Gamma Fraternity. She has continued her association with this organization throughout her lifetime.

The couple left Wichita for Clyde to obtain his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in Kansas City, Missouri. Following his graduation, Clyde served in the Korean War as dentist in the medic field, while Waymuth remained in the states as a loyal supporter of the United States and her husband.

Upon her husband's return, Waymuth and Clyde returned to Wichita and became the proud parents of two children: Marlene Kay, born May 23, 1957 and Kent William, born November 18, 1958. During their childhood and youth, Waymuth played very active roles in every aspect of their lives. She was President of the PTA for three years; Deacon at the family church, Eastminster Presbyterian; Officer for the Wichita Dental Auxiliary; as well as Officer for both the Delta Gamma and Beta Theta Pi Fraternity Mother's Clubs.

In 1983, Waymuth was presented the "Cable Award," from Delta Gamma Fraternity National Offices in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the organization and the community. One reference described her so aptly: "A Cable Award would come as a complete, joyous, and fulfilling surprise to Waymuth. She would work for this award to be given to everyone else, but would never expect it for herself. Such selfless care and support for others is typical of Waymuth Wollner Brown."

During her years with Delta Gamma, Waymuth served in many capacities on committees such as the Executive Board, Advisory Board, Standing Committee, Panhellenic Representative, and House Corporation. Her areas of service included being the Chairman of various Stitchery Show committees, Vision Screening for Preschools, Christmas Village, and Advisor.

In addition to her tremendous hours of service to Delta Gamma, Waymuth has volunteered in the community for the Wichita Art Museum, Via Christi Regional Medical Center, and Mennonite Housing Rehabilitation Services, Inc. She has also continued to work for the Via Christi Preferred Medical Associates as a most valued employee. Even though Waymuth plays an active role in everything she does, she maintains that the most important thing in her life is her family.

September 12, 1998